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curl

Synonyms of curl in English:

verb

  • 1 smoke curled up from his cigarette the road curls round Sibton Park
  • 2 Ruth curled her arms around his neck
  • 3 she washed and curled my hair
    crimp, wave, tong;
  • 4 the rain had made his hair curl even more
    go curly, go frizzy, frizz out, frizzle, crinkle
  • 5 they curled up together on the sofa
    nestle, snuggle, cuddle;
    North American  snug down
  • Phrases

    make someone's hair curl
    informal I could tell you things about him that would make your hair curl
    shock, stun, horrify, appal, scandalize, make someone's blood run cold

    noun

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  • 1 her blonde hair was a mass of tangled curls
  • 2 a curl of smoke
    spiral, coil, wreath, twirl, swirl, furl, twist, corkscrew, curlicue, whorl, helix, gyre
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